04 February 2020 - 19:11

Hemmati: Iran not reliant on others for providing medicines

Governor of Central Bank of Iran Abdol Naser Hemmati in response to statements by the Swiss ambassador in Tehran said on Tuseday that "The import of medicine and our medical supplies over the past 10 months is 2,000 times more than the volume of imports from the Swiss financial channel."
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According to Ibena, Dr. Abdol Nasser Hemmati further responded to the display of imported medicine through Swiss companies by the Swiss Embassy, ‌‌emphasizing that the amount of medicine and medical supplies imported by the Central Bank of Iran in the first ten months of Iranian year (starting March 21, 2019)  was over $4 billion.

Hemmati added: "We are not dependent on the decisions and actions of others for this part of the nation's essentials, and over the past year and a half, the United States has done its utmost to prevent and disrupt drug imports for our patients. In addition the US inherent announcement of authorization in order to import medicines and medical equipment shows that, despite US claims that sanctions on medicines and Humanitarian items were not imposed, these items were virtually sanctioned by the US, otherwise they did not require authorization. However, efforts have been made by the central bank and other agencies to counter these sanctions, and medicines needed by the public have been provided so far and will continue in the future.

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